Tyreek Hill isn’t entirely out of the water yet, but things are clearing up for him as far as the law is concerned.
A ?district attorney in Kansas has declined to file charges against the star Chiefs wideout and his fiancee, Crystal Espinal. The case was related to an incident of child battery during which Hill’s young son suffered an arm injury.
DA declines to file charges against Tyreek Hill and Crystal Espinal
— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) April 24, 2019
Johnson County DA Steve Howe announced in a press conference on Wednesday that he would not file charges against the couple. He did maintain that a ?crime had been committed, but that there was insufficient evidence to suggest which party was legally responsible.
While this is good news for Hill’s chances of suiting up for the Chiefs in 2019, his offseason issues of late will surely put him in the spotlight. Another mistake could cost him his spot on the team– and as it stands, the NFL could still choose to penalize him under their personal conduct policy.
If I were the prosecutor, I'd charge both parents for hurting the child and if neither is willing to testify that the other did it, then they both can be convicted.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 24, 2019
Regardless of today’s decision, it is clear that an act of criminal abuse was committed involving Hill’s child, and while he didn’t have charges filed against him, this whole incident just casts an even darker cloud over the 25-year-old.